Roundup – Cat in a Suitcase

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Cat in a suitcase goes on for 1:30 longer than it should…but there’s this cat in a suitcase…

Line o’ the Day:

Obama is useless. Worse than that, he’s dangerous. Which is why, if he has any patriotism left after the thousands of meetings he has sat through with corporate contributors, blood-sucking lobbyists and corrupt politicians, he ought to step down now — before he drags us further into the abyss.

I refer here to Obama’s plan for “preventive detentions.” If a cop or other government official thinks you might want to commit a crime someday, you could be held in “prolonged detention.” Reports in U.S. state-controlled media imply that Obama’s shocking new policy would only apply to Islamic terrorists (or, in this case, wannabe Islamic terrorists, and also kinda-sorta-maybe-thinking-about-terrorism dudes). As if that made it OK.

In practice, Obama wants to let government goons snatch you, me and anyone else they deem annoying off the street.

Preventive detention is the classic defining characteristic of a military dictatorship. Because dictatorial regimes rely on fear rather than consensus, their priority is self-preservation rather than improving their people’s lives. They worry obsessively over the one thing they can’t control, what George Orwell called “thoughtcrime” — contempt for rulers that might someday translate to direct action.

Full Article.  And that’s coming from Ted Rall, folks, although he is a leftist to be known for attacking sacred cows of the Left.

In other news:

(6/2) Big-Bosomed Tennis Player Urged By Larger-Bosomed Volleyball Player Not To Deflate

(6/2) David Ortiz Is Still Worth More Than General Motors

(6/3) Fed Said to Toughen Terms for Banks to Repay TARP

(6/3) GM Bankruptcy May Say ‘No Reason to Stay’ to Detroit Residents

(6/3) Spanish Slump Stokes Debt Dilemma as Jobless Rises

(6/3) Gaza’s Gritty Mixture of Dirt, Despair Produces Houses of Mud

(6/3) No Bond Safe From Obama’s ‘Shared-Sacrifice’ Plan

(6/3) Brazil’s Lame Hearing Won’t Hurt Petrobras: Alexandre Marinis

(6/3) The Ballad of Wayne Chrebet

(6/3) Goldman Dumps China as U.S. Seeks Damage Control

(6/3) Loan-Shark Lenders Have Date With Hangman

(6/3) Bernanke Warns Deficits Threaten Financial Stability

(6/3) BOFA FOS


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